January 4, 2022

 

Dear Y.A.L.E. Parents and Guardians,

We understand that many families, including the extended Y.A.L.E. School family, continue to face unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19 as the New Year begins. Please be assured that Y.A.L.E. is committed to maintaining live instruction for our students and is working tirelessly in this pursuit. Any switch to remote instruction will be made as a necessary last resort when we cannot safely supervise our students in any individual school.

Y.A.L.E. School is also in regular communication with the New Jersey Department of Health and will share all updates with Y.A.L.E. parents as they become available. Please note that on December 31, 2021, the NJDOH issued the following advisory:

CDC has not yet applied the recently revised isolation and quarantine timeframes to K-12 schools.

Y.A.L.E. parents should therefore note that the shortened 5-day isolation for positive COVID-19 cases DOES NOT apply to those in schools or other high-risk settings determined by the CDC. The following guidelines for schools remain in effect:

1. Positive COVID-19 – isolate 10 days from day of symptom onset or from positive test date if no symptoms. Return day 11.

2. Close Contact – if unvaccinated, isolate 7 days with negative test results obtained on day 5-7. Quarantine 10 days with no test required; individual may return with NO symptoms and must wear a mask for 14 days, and continue to watch for symptoms. If symptoms develop, person must stay home and be tested.

3. Close Contact – if fully vaccinated, individual can come to school / work provided person has NO symptoms and wears mask at all times. Individual must watch for symptoms for full 14 days, stay home and get tested immediately if symptoms develop. Testing can occur between days 5-7.

Thank you for reviewing the above protocols. Additional information is available on the Y.A.L.E. website. Also reach out to the school nurse for your campus if you need assistance, and to report if your child exhibits symptoms.

Sincerely,

The Y.A.L.E. School Administrative Team

September 20, 2021

Dear Y.A.L.E. School Community,

We are most grateful to all the members of the Y.A.L.E. community for helping to make the start of the school year a safe return to in-person learning.  We remain committed to initiatives and best practices that will help us maintain a healthy school environment throughout the year and are pleased to share the following important announcement: 

COVID-19 Pop-up Vaccination Clinic

Hosted by Y.A.L.E. School with the Camden County Department of Health

Thursday, September 30th

12 pm to 5 pm

Y.A.L.E. School Performing Arts Center – 750 Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

(Corner of Rt. 70 and Connecticut Avenue).

The upcoming vaccination clinic is free of charge.  Anyone 12 years and older may be vaccinated at the Pop-up Clinic.  Parents must sign the pre-registration form that follows for those under 18. 

Two vaccines will be available, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson.  Individuals receiving the Pfizer vaccine may return to the PAC Center to receive the second dose three weeks after the first shot.  Fully vaccinated individuals who are immunocompromised and are in need of the additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccination may also receive that dose at the Pop-up Clinic on September 30th

Should you have any questions, please email Caroline Allen-Polk BSN RN, Y.A.L.E. School Nurse and Pop-up Vaccination Clinic liaison, at callen-polk@yaleschoolnj.com.

Best regards,

Y.A.L.E. Administrative Team

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